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Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:32:09 GMT

Shala Marshall has taught for 17 years, has a master’s degree and has been a finalist for Oklahoma teacher of the year. Her adjusted gross income is $28,000, she said, and “I can’t support a family on that.”Even as private employers have rebounded from the recession, the public sector’s ranks have withered, and pay and benefits have lagged.

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China, Feeling Left Out, Has Plenty to Worry About in North Korea-U.S. Talks

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:17:37 GMT

Kim Jong-un, center, at a banquet with President Xi Jinping of China, front left, in Beijing in March.Beijing fears that a grand deal with the North’s longtime enemies could diminish its influence over Pyongyang, experts said.

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South Korea Silences Propaganda Loudspeakers on Border With North

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:39:40 GMT

South Korean soldiers with loudspeakers in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas in 2004.For decades, the powerful speaker batteries have been a fixture along the Demilitarized Zone, beckoning soldiers to defect to the other side.

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Trump Rejects Notion He Has Made Too Many Concessions to North Korea

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:15:35 GMT

President Trump incorrectly claimed on Twitter on Sunday that North Korea had “agreed to denuclearization.”President Trump, in defending his actions before a planned summit meeting, incorrectly claimed that North Korea had “agreed to denuclearization.”

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Inside One of America’s Ugliest Political Feuds: Cuomo vs. de Blasio

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 03:32:10 GMT

In their own way, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are both vying to define the Democratic Party’s future in New York and beyond: the mayor as a progressive beacon for unrepentant liberalism succeeding, the governor as a deal-cutting Democrat who can actually make good on progressive promises.How did two Democrats, whose politics and goals often mesh, allow their onetime friendship to deteriorate to the point of pure contempt?

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Macron Takes a Risk in Courting Trump, but Has Little to Show for It

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:01:57 GMT

In July, President Trump and his wife, Melania, viewed France’s Bastille Day Parade on the Champs-Élysées with President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.The French president leaves on Monday for a state visit to Washington, where he will try, once again, to close the gap with President Trump on climate change, Iran and trade.

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Zar Mountain Journal: Smothered by Smog, Polish Cities Rank Among Europe’s Dirtiest

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:32:57 GMT

Smog hangs over the valley below Zar Mountain, in southern Poland, where most villagers burn coal for heat in winter.Burning coal is a part of daily life in Poland. As a result the country has some of the most polluted air in the European Union, and 33 of its 50 dirtiest cities.

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Reporter’s Notebook: How’s the Air in London? ‘We Should Be Worried’

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:02:30 GMT

Many visitors coughed and sneezed, and some children cried and ran out after entering the pods.Our reporter visited an artist’s “pollution pods” to sample the smog and haze he recreated from some of the world’s most contaminated cities.

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By Stifling Migration, Sudan’s Feared Secret Police Aid Europe

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 03:45:09 GMT

Undocumented immigrants arrested last year by Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces. The European Union has made the country a nerve center for an effort to counter human smuggling, but many migration advocates say the moral cost is high.Europe is outsourcing border management to distant countries, hoping to stop migrants before they cross the Mediterranean. But there may be a high moral cost.

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Editorial: Mueller Guides Us Through the Swamp

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:46:16 GMT

The Russia investigation has uncovered shady practices in the interlinked worlds of banking, law and lobbying that have long flourished in the dark.

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On Campus: The Soul-Crushing Student Essay

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:30:11 GMT

A freshman finally asks the clarifying question: “Do you mean we can write with the word ‘I’?”

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Op-Ed Contributor: Thank Trump, or You’ll Be Sorry

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:23:40 GMT

Trump supporters watch as the motorcade of President Trump passes by in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Sunday.The president demands gratitude. He’s made “thank you” divisive.

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Op-Ed Columnist: America Abhors Impeachment

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:59:16 GMT

A billboard in West Palm Beach, Fla.America has only ever impeached two presidents, but both remained in office.

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Op-Ed Columnist: A Time for Big Economic Ideas

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:24:43 GMT

Teachers rallied at the state capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla., earlier this month for higher salaries and better school funding.To end the worst stagnation in living standards since the Great Depression, the country needs to be bold.

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We Are Conservatives and We Believe Climate Change Is Real

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:41:36 GMT

The fight against climate change is a nonpartisan issue across the globe except, of course, in the United States.

Opinion: Adapting to American Decline

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:30:05 GMT

The United States is losing its influence as its relative power erodes. How should it manage the transition without destabilizing everyone else?

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An American Woman Quits Smiling

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:30:05 GMT

Appearing happy is a cultural expectation. And I was tired of it.

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Exposures: The Real Cost of Cheap Shirts

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:30:11 GMT

A textile factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Factory workers in Bangladesh toil for low wages and under precarious conditions to make clothing worn worldwide.

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Man Sought in Waffle House Shooting Had Been Arrested Near White House

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:36:44 GMT

A gunman, naked except for a jacket, opened fire on a Waffle House in southeast Nashville around 3:25 a.m. on Sunday. A customer wrestled away the rifle from the gunman, who remains at large, the police said.The police said the gunman accused of killing four at the Nashville restaurant was arrested in Washington in July after saying he wanted to talk to the president.

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Professor Apologizes for Helping Cambridge Analytica Harvest Facebook Data

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:04:45 GMT

Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who created an app to harvest data from tens of millions of Facebook profiles, said the company knew what he was doing.Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who helped harvest tens of millions of Facebook profiles in 2014, said he “never heard a word” of objection from the social media giant.

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ISIS Spokesman Calls for Attacks on Arab Nations

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:11:09 GMT

Young men taking selfies atop the ruins of Nebi Yunus shrine in east Mosul, Iraq, after it was liberated from the Islamic State in February.For years, ISIS called for attacks abroad. In the latest speech by its spokesman, the group is focusing on enemies closer to home.

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Amid Protests, Nicaragua’s Leader Retreats on Social Security Changes

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:19:38 GMT

Students clashed with the riot police during a protest against social security changes in Managua, Nicaragua, on Saturday.President Daniel Ortega reversed course after student rallies turned into what experts called the largest uprising in Nicaragua since its civil war.

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Hillary Clinton Avoids Direct Reference to Comey Memos in Speech

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:54:20 GMT

“We have a president who seems to reject the role of a free press in our democracy,” Hillary Clinton said on Sunday at PEN America’s World Voices Festival.Hillary Clinton once again compared President Trump to authoritarians, and glancingly referred to the newly declassified memos by James Comey, the former F.B.I. director.

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In Cuba’s Change of Leadership, More Black Officials in Power

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:27:16 GMT

Paying homage to Fidel Castro at Plaza de la Revolucion in Havana in 2016.Despite progress on racial disparity in Cuba, black Cubans fare worse. A decision to select more black Cubans for the highest levels of government sends a signal.

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Zelle, the Banks’ Answer to Venmo, Proves Vulnerable to Fraud

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:32:10 GMT

The personal payment platform Zelle is flourishing. But so are fraudsters, who are exploiting weaknesses in the banks’ security.

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Tariff Dodgers Stand to Profit Off U.S.-China Trade Dispute

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:59:50 GMT

The Yangshan port in Shanghai. To avoid tariffs on exports from China, brokers there arrange transshipments, which make a stop in another country on the way to their destinations to disguise the origin of the goods.Chinese brokers send goods around the world to disguise their origin and escape penalties. Tougher trade rules may end up only helping them.

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2 Student Murders Have Binghamton University on Edge

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:23:04 GMT

A Binghamton University student was fatally stabbed in his dormitory, Windham Hall, last week — the second murder of a Binghamton student in two months.Weeks after a student was strangled at her home, another student was stabbed to death in his dorm.

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Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Raises the Bar for Broadway Magic

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:45:07 GMT

A scene on Platform 9¾ in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” at the Lyric Theater. From left, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger, Susan Heyward, Paul Thornley, Brooklyn Shuck, Benjamin Wheelwright, Sam Clemmett, Poppy Miller and Jamie Parker as Harry Potter.J.K. Rowling’s ever-popular boy wizard is all grown up in this enthralling two-part play, directed with seamless magic by John Tiffany.

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In the N.B.A., a Game of Clothes Horse

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:42:02 GMT

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James arriving to play the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis on Friday.Arena arrivals have long been a fashion runway for N.B.A. superstars. But before a playoff game on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers took things to a new level, wearing coordinated ensembles by the designer Thom Browne.

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Ask a Showrunner: As ‘Westworld’ Returns, the Creators Discuss Twists, Reddit and Rickrolls

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:00:05 GMT

Evan Rachel Wood in the new season of “Westworld.”The married showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan talk about their science-fiction series, which returns Sunday night for its second season on HBO.

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Personal Health: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Statins

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:00:03 GMT

Statins are often given to healthy people to prevent a potentially devastating problem, so some patients object to taking them.

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Want to Help Schools and Students? Here’s How to Start

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:55:35 GMT

Many school districts have foundations set up to pay for things like classroom supplies, teachers’ professional development and other needs specific to each school.After hearing from teachers with difficult conditions and inadequate supplies, many Times readers said they wanted to help, even if they had only a few dollars to spare.

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Skin Deep: What Black Women Need to Know About Hair Loss

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:02:16 GMT

Jasmine Collins, a hairstylist skilled at camouflaging hair loss, shows off a client’s finished look.For many women who are now letting go of their wigs and weaves, hair loss is no small problem. There are ways to conceal it.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:53:19 GMT

Two years after Prince’s death, his estate has released his original 1984 recording of the song that became a 1990 hit for Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”Ariana Grande’s first new music since the Manchester attack, Taylor Swift on a Sugarland tune and the other tracks that caught our critics’ attention this week.

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What New York Was Like in the Early ’80s — Hour by Hour

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:05:35 GMT

Kim Gordon, Larry Gagosian, Nile Rodgers and many others revisit their wild nights and disjointed days.

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That Shaggy Mutt? At Dog Museums, Our Drooling Companions Are the Stars

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:17:15 GMT

A new museum in Passau, Germany, celebrates the dachshund, a beloved symbol of Bavaria, with hundreds of paintings, books, statues and porcelain wares dedicated to the breed.Dachshunds got their own museum this month in Passau, Germany. It’s only one of several art institutions around the world to honor our canine friends.

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Encounters: Jaina Lee Ortiz, Star of ‘Station 19,’ Tries Her Own Stunts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:00:01 GMT

Jaina Lee Ortiz, a star of “Station 19,” scaled the rock wall at Chelsea Piers with ease.The 31-year-old actress plays a firefighter in the rare prime-time series with a Latina lead.

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material culture: Who Bought Sylvia Plath’s Stuff?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:00:01 GMT

Sylvia Plath's yellow checked summer frock sold for $1,417.A tartan kilt, fishing rod and dragon pendant were among items auctioned recently by the poet’s daughter, Frieda Hughes.

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To Be a Star Carlos Acosta Had to Leave Cuba. Maybe His Dancers Won’t Have To.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:28:27 GMT

Members of Acosta Danza rehearsing Raúl Reinoso’s “Nosotros,” in Havana. The company makes its United States debut at City Center on April 25.Mr. Acosta, the international ballet star, has started Acosta Danza, a Cuban contemporary-meets-ballet troupe that makes its U.S. debut this week.

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Nonfiction: A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:13 GMT

The Harvard geneticist David Reich details his groundbreaking research into ancient DNA in “Who We Are and How We Got Here.”

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Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:42:08 GMT

A virtual currency mining site in Gondo, Switzerland. Some large virtual currencies are distributed on a daily basis to computers helping to maintain the network, while some are created through so-called initial coin offerings.A group led by the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is proposing that some virtual currencies not be regulated as securities.

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A Surprising Way to Eat Vegetables: For Dessert

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:59:29 GMT

Arugula tops a pecan pear cake with blue cheese mousse at Gramercy Tavern.Many vegetables have more sugar than people realize, making them suitable for dessert, whether it’s at a top restaurant or on your home table.

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What #MeToo Means to Teenagers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:40:32 GMT

Participants at a Day One art workshop explored how relationships are portrayed in the media.While the “Me Too” movement has largely focused on adults, sexual harassment can leave deep and lasting scars on children and teens too.

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